Sunday, January 24, 2010

Guest Blogger: Penni!

Penni says: Ok - Cliff made me do it! He blogged about making homemade rolls and I couldn't stand it. They looked and sounded SO good. I like to cook - mostly because I like to eat.  A recipe is a necessity for me, and when he said "I keep adding pinches of flour, while stirring it in.  It's more art than science" - that scared the bejezus out of me!

So, with much trepidation, I decided to make Cliff's Rolls!

Yeast scares me, because you have to be exact. When I cook, it's a GIANT mess, I often skip parts in recipes and I tend to dirty every pot and pan in my house.  But, I managed to read his recipe correctly, add pinches of flour and I passed the "hesive" test. Then, it was time for them to rise.

For those of you who know me, you know my patience level - it's below zero.  So the 2 hour wait was torture!  I bet I made 10 trips to the refrigerator outside to peek under the cloth!  Finally, it was time to punch down the dough.  I gave Jackson that honor.  He also helped me roll and put them in the muffin tin. Then, we had to wait AGAIN!  They were finally done around 8:00 pm - so we had rolls and butter for dessert.  But, they were SO worth waiting for! They were delicious!!!

Today, my mom e-mailed me that she is going to try them today. She said if I had the patience to make them, she could too!  I can't wait to see how hers turn out!

Penni's esteemed panel of food critics.

Cliff says: When Penni told me she had the dough for the rolls rising in the beergerator in their garage, I said "You gotta send me pictures. And a beer."  Nothing gets past Penni:


  1. Ah! Now them there's some good-looking rolls! Good going, Penni!

    As for you, Cliff, you seem to be spreading the joy of rolls throughout the world (or at least Texas and Montana). Could there be a nicer thing to do?

  2. I found something that makes them even better...sopping them in pot roast gravy!!! Delish!